FAYETTEVILLE– Second year head softball coach Mike Larabee announced the schedule for the Razorbacks 2011 season. The slate for 2011 includes five non-conference tournaments and just four doubleheaders. Larabee and the Razorbacks open the season Feb. 11-13 with the Louisiana-Lafayette Tournament in Lafayette, La. Joining UA in its season-opening tournament is Prairie View, Sam Houston, Rhode Island and host Louisiana-Lafayette. The Hogs then make a trip out west for a two-day tournament at UNLV. While in Las Vegas, Nev., Arkansas faces defending national champion UCLA as well as Oregon, which finished the 2010 season at No. 14. Arkansas will compete at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tournament on Feb. 24-26 and wrap up the tournament portion of the schedule with the University of South Florida tournament in Tampa, Fla., March 4-6.Southeastern Conference play begins at the Hogs home opener against Auburn in a three-game series, March 11-13. The first doubleheader of the season is a mid-week game with Kentucky at Bogle Park on March 16 before the Hogs hit the road for a 10-game road stretch. Arkansas continues in the conference play with a weekend against Mississippi State followed by mid-week doubleheader against Ole Miss. A three-game series versus the 2010 SEC regular season champion Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala., ends the first portion of conference play for the Hogs. For the 11th year, UA heads to the Boarder War in Stillwater, Okla., to face Tulsa and Oklahoma State on March 30. With just one day off, the Razorbacks hit the field at Bogle Park to host LSU in a weekend series April 1-3, followed by a single game against Missouri State on April 6. Gainesville, Fla., is next on the map for Arkansas the team faces Florida April 8-10. Florida went into the 2010 Women’s College World Series in the No. 4 seed. UA hosts a three-game series against South Carolina before continuing its tradition of playing a midweek game in Central Arkansas. For the second year, the Sherwood, Ark. matchup will feature the Razorbacks taking on Memphis.One last weekend series at Bogle Park against Georgia April 22-24 and a road series at Tennessee April 29-May 1, wrap up conference play for the Hogs. The regular season ends with a doubleheader versus UMKC on May 5, in Fayetteville.The top eight teams of the conference will venture to Oxford, Miss., for the 2011 edition of the SEC on May 12-14. NCAA regional play begins May 20, at various campus sites and the WCWS in set for June 2-8.
Download: 2011 Softball Schedule.pdf